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We know that lung cancer screening can save lives when carried out responsibly and following current best practices. For guidance on how to develop a good quality, responsible screening center, we offer documents and resources to help.
Developed in February of 2011with a panel of thoracic surgeons, oncologists and nurse navigators, the National Framework outlines the elements of a responsibly done, high quality lung cancer screening program, the rights of the public to know about screening and what we plan to do to help support responsible screening. The Framework became the historical grounding for implementing screening into public health infrastructure. We are currently working on an updated version to reflect the most recent developments in the field.
Patient-friendly and outline the lung cancer screening process developed by the NCCN Foundation with support from LCA. We have a limited number of hard copies available.
Guidelines updated yearly based on best practices for clinicians and administrators who are building or managing lung cancer screening programs. To access the link, free registration is required.
This reporting system was designed as a quality assurance tool by ACR. It includes assessment categories and management recommendations for findings.
The website of the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (IELCAP) includes protocol documents, FAQs and publications on lung cancer screening
A basic summary of the USPSTF recommendations for lung cancer screening.
Developed by the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and contains a wide range of forms and templates for use in screening programs.
These podcasts, developed by Prevent Cancer Foundation, cover a range of topics pertaining to lung cancer screening.
A good quality lung cancer screening program refers appropriate candidates to smoking cessation programs. If your center does not have a comprehensive smoking cessation program, here are some resources for your screening patients:
The Ex Plan: A web-based tool from Legacy helps support those who want to quit at every step of the way.
1-800-QUIT-NOW: A quitline is a tobacco cessation service available through a toll-free telephone number. Quitlines are staffed by counselors trained specifically to help smokers quit by creating a personalized plan based on history and motivators.
Insurance coverage for lung cancer screening is a key step in its widespread deployment and adoption for all at high risk. We will keep you updated on insurance plans covering screening as best we can. Click here for a full list.